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Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage is a comprehensive book by long-time Chicago-based journalist Tracy Baim. The book presents an in-depth look at Obama's trajectory on gay issues, and is available on Amazon, Kindle and iPad.

The American Library Association's Over the Rainbow Project listed the book among its recommended books for libraries in 2012. The book has received positive reviews and mentions from numerous publications, and Baim has been quoted in dozens of media outlets on the topic (including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and more.)

Baim is joined by some of the most respected LGBT journalists, bloggers, and activists from around the US. The book includes articles by Chuck Colbert, Lisa Keen, Karen Ocamb, Bob Roehr and others; essays by Wayne Besen, Sean Cahill, John D'Emilio, Kerry Eleveld, Rod McCullom, the Reverend Irene Monroe, Michelangelo Signorile, Pam Spaulding, Timothy Stewart-Winter, Andrew Tobias, and Phill Wilson; and dozens of interviews with Chicago and national gay movement leaders. Senior editors are Toni Armstrong Jr., Jorjet Harper and William B. Kelley.



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President Obama 2014 State of the Union speech posted here
2014-01-28

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Obama's use of 'gay' coincides with society support
2014-01-24

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Obama talks DOMA, gay rights in Africa
2013-06-27

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Remarks: Obama speaks on marriage equality while in Senegal
2013-06-27

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2013-06-26

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Obama includes gays, lesbians in Berlin speech
2013-06-19

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2013-06-13

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2013-06-11

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Activist disrupts Michelle Obama speech
2013-06-05

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No More Excuses, Mr. President, essay by Jonathan Lewis
2013-05-28

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Peace Corps open for same-sex couples
2013-05-21

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Obama may be seeking gay immigration amendments delay
2013-05-21

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White House highlights "Harvey Milk Champions of Change"
2013-05-20

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President Obama Announces Sally Ride as a Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
2013-05-20

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Obama Went Off Script To Address Gay Grads Directly At Morehouse College
2013-05-20

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One year later: A look back at Obama's support for marriage
2013-05-09

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2013-05-04

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2013-05-04

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2013-04-22

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Berry to leave Office of Personnel Management
2013-04-15

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After court, gay rights spotlight shifts back to Obama
2013-04-14

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A look at top 12 Obama LGBT appointments
2013-04-09

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2013-04-09

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Harvey Milk Champions of Change announced
2013-04-09

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A look at top twelve Obama LGBT appointments
2013-04-08

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LGBT biz, groups partner on USAID's LGBT outreach
2013-04-04

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Lesbian immigration activist among those honored by White House
2013-03-25

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2013-02-12

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Cameroon: How the Obama administration's policies have global impact
2013-02-12

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President Obama's State of the Union address
2013-02-12

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2013-02-12

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2013-02-06

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2013-02-04

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2013-02-03

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2013-01-24

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Obama mentions Stonewall and gay marriage in inauguration speech
2013-01-21

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Second inaugural much more inclusive of LGBT people
2013-01-21

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Gay man named one of 8 citizen co-chairs of Obama inauguration
2013-01-17

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High hopes for Obama's second term
2013-01-17

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2013-01-09

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HUD, Bank of America settle LGBT discrimination claim
2013-01-02

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Lesbian and Gay Band Association in Obama's inauguration parade
2013-01-02

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Obama on LGBT issues in his TIME Person of Year interview
2012-12-19

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US Leadership to Advance Equality for LGBT People Abroad
2012-12-13

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White House, John Berry Observe Transgender Day of Remembrance
2012-11-20

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Gay Vote Proved a Boon for Obama
2012-11-15

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Back to Work: All Eyes on Full LGBT Equality
2012-11-14

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LGB, ally voters critical to 2012 electoral successes
2012-11-13

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2012-11-09

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LGBTs and the election: Keep Reaching, Keep Fighting
2012-11-09

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2012-11-09

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Remarks by the President on election night
2012-11-07

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Obama tabbed as winner; Romney eventually concedes
2012-11-06

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Obama Responds to 10-Year-Old's Heartfelt Letter About Her Dads
2012-11-05

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500 reasons to vote against Mitt Romney and for Barack Obama
2012-11-04

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Family Equality praises Obama for adoption proclamation
2012-11-03

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2012-10-31

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2012-10-27

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Obama backs Nov. 6 measures to legalize gay marriage in Maryland, Maine and Washington
2012-10-25

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Obama campaigns in Va. on LGBT-inclusive vision
2012-10-19

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Gays included in new U.S. Census advisory committee
2012-10-11

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Obama administration issues written deportation guidelines
2012-10-09

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Department of Ed provides guidance to teachers to combat bullying
2012-09-30

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DHS to spell out LGBT protections in guidance to immigration officials
2012-09-28

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President Obama's remarks to the 2012 Democratic National Convention
2012-09-07

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Obama accepts nomination, defends rights of minorities
2012-09-07

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2012-09-06

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2012-08-06

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2012-08-05

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2012-08-02

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2012-07-22

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2012-07-20

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Obama administration will eliminate AIDS drug wait lists
2012-07-19

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White House Highlights LGBT Pride Month "Champions of Change"
2012-07-18

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White House Highlights LGBT Pride Month "Champions of Change"
2012-07-18

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2012-07-18

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2012-07-16

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2012-07-06

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2012-07-03

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DoJ petition to the Supreme Court in DOMA case
2012-07-03

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FDA approves first over-the-counter home use HIV test kit
2012-07-03

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HHS releases report on LGBT issues
2012-07-03

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Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act
2012-06-28

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Pentagon holds LGBT Pride Month Event
2012-06-27

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White House to unveil report on international LGBT efforts
2012-06-27

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U.S. Health Dept. releases annual LGBT report
2012-06-19

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White House video of June 15, 2012 Pride reception
2012-06-18

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Obama hosts 4th LGBT Pride Month reception
2012-06-15

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Would President Romney undo pro-LGBT advances?
2012-06-14

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2012-06-12

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Obama urges Md. voters to uphold marriage law
2012-06-12

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Black Leaders and Gay Advocates March in Step
2012-06-10

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2012-06-08

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Trans United for Obama launches
2012-06-08

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2012-06-07

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Obama issues pride proclamation
2012-06-01

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Obama re-election strategy, including Obama's own plan to come out for marriage equality
2012-05-29

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Obama campaign reaches out to LGBT vote
2012-05-23

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Obama's gay marriage bump
2012-05-22

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2012-05-22

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2012-05-22

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Obama (r)evolves on gay marriage
2012-05-16

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Obama Bundlers Include Many Who Are LGBT
2012-05-14

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Obama evolves on gay marriage
2012-05-09

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2012-04-21

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Obama backs Safe Schools and Student Non-Discrimination bills
2012-04-20

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Obama to Gays: I've Been Good to You
2012-04-20

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Signorile: A Gay Panic at the White House?
2012-04-18

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News Analysis: Obama Executive Order Decision Raises Question Whether He's Broken 2008 Pledge
2012-04-13

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Obama and Marriage Equality, column by Eric Zorn
2012-04-12

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Obama won't sign gay nondiscrimination order
2012-04-12

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Groups push Obama on executive order to ban LGBT bias
2012-04-12

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Obama delays ban on discrimination by U.S. contractors, disappointing gay rights advocates
2012-04-12

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Carney speaks on Obama exec. order delay
2012-04-12

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First gay hate crime charged under Matthew Shepard Act
2012-04-12

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CIA and ODNI Sponsor First Intelligence Community LGBT Summit
2012-04-09

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Obama Opposes Minnesota Anti-Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment
2012-04-09

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White House: Pride Month video challenge
2012-04-09

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2012-04-06

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Van Jones: Obama Wouldn't Lose Black Vote Even If He 'Came Out As Gay'
2012-04-06

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Family Equality invited to White House Easter Egg Roll
2012-04-03

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Obama could face election-year jam on gay marriage
2012-03-30

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HHS Sec. Sebelius remarks on LGBT health week
2012-03-27

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Elizabeth Warren Says Obama's Gay Marriage Views Need To Evolve Already
2012-03-27

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Changes would would recognize gay families on U.S. Customs forms
2012-03-26

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A Lot of Speculation, But No Change From Obama on Marriage
2012-03-26

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Obama advisers debating gay marriage
2012-03-23

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Michelle Obama: Supreme Court Picks Will Impact Whether Americans Can "Love Whomever We Choose"
2012-03-20

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Speech by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at White House conference on safe schools, communities
2012-03-20

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White House action on HIV/AIDS and girls, women
2012-03-20

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Obama Denounces Bullying On Cartoon Network Documentary, 'Speak Up'
2012-03-19

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Healthcare law subject of webinar for LGBTs
2012-03-19

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Bayard Rustin: Organizer and activist
2012-03-17

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Same-sex marriage, the state dinner and the president's table
2012-03-16

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UN accuses US of cruelty to suspected WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning
2012-03-16

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Obama opposes anti-gay NC Amendment One
2012-03-16

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Gay federal court judge nominee confirmed this afternoon
2012-03-15

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Howard Dean on Obama, GOPs and a presidential run
2012-03-15

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Obama appoints Grant Colfax Director, Office of Nat'l AIDS Policy
2012-03-14

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HHS Secretary Sebelius, Cartoon Network screen bullying doc
2012-03-13

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100,000 urge President to sign executive order protecting workers
2012-03-09

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UN Human Rights Council: Landmark work on sexual orientation, gender ID
2012-03-09

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100,000 urge President to sign executive order protecting workers
2012-03-09

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DOJ and DOE: Minnesota school district settles in anti-gay case
2012-03-06

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White House hosts LGBT Conference on Safe Schools & Communities
2012-03-06

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HRC site looks at Romney's flip-flops on LGBT issues
2012-03-06

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New LGBT housing bias rule in effect
2012-03-06

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White House: Carol Attak a 'Champion of Change'
2012-03-05

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Annise Parker, Houston Mayor, On President Obama, Gay Marriage And Being An Out Politician
2012-02-27

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Frank Rich on gay marriage and politics
2012-02-26

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Obama's Decision Not to Defend DOMA, One Year Later
2012-02-23

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White House briefing with Black LGBT emerging leaders
2012-02-23

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Obama campaign announces campaign co-chairs
2012-02-22

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Obama campaign announces campaign co-chairs
2012-02-22

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AIDS: NMAC files brief in SCOTUS healthcare challenge
2012-02-22

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U.S. District Court judge in SF rules DOMA unconstitutional
2012-02-22

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White House LGBT housing, homelessness conf. at Ruth Ellis Center
2012-02-21

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Department of Justice will not defend SLDN lawsuit
2012-02-16

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Nancy Pelosi Supports 2012 Democratic Party Platform Including Marriage Equality
2012-02-15

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State Department makes sea change on LGBT rights
2012-02-12

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Andrew Sullivan: How Obama Set a Contraception Trap for the Right
2012-02-12

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White House releases new contraception coverage guidelines
2012-02-10

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Former Chicagoans host $1.4 million LGBT event for Obama re-election
2012-02-09

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Prop 8 ruling takes heat off President Obama on gay marriage
2012-02-08

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HealthCare.gov helps same-sex couples find coverage
2012-02-08

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White House marks Black HIV/AIDS Day
2012-02-07

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What Obama Should Do About Workplace Discrimination
2012-02-06

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Report: Obama exec order on job bias would protect millions
2012-02-06

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HUD secretary rolls out new regulation ensuring GLBT equal housing access
2012-01-30

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White House Office of Public Engagement to hold LGBT Conferences around the country
2012-01-28

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U.S. HUD Secretary announces LGBT housing protections
2012-01-28

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State of the Union Address of President Barack Obama: "An America Built to Last"
2012-01-24

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Two lesbians in gallery for State of the Union address
2012-01-24

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Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics
2012-01-15

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Obama's King Day proclamation
2012-01-15

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Obama's Chicago fundraising visit
2012-01-14

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Valerie Jarrett writes on Hagel for Sec. of Defense
2012-01-07

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On Gay Rights, Obama Lets Surrogates Lead
2011-12-30

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Barack Obama preps pitch to gay voters
2011-12-20

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Gay Couple Receives Obama Congratulations on Wedding
2011-12-20

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Socarides: Obama's Gay Marriage Views Will Evolve Before 2012 Election
2011-12-19

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White House blog: A goal: Finding loving, supportive, permanent homes for all children
2011-12-15

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Federal Agency to support Lambda Legal/CWLA guidelines for LGBTQ youth in foster care
2011-12-15

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U.S. District Court hears arguments challenging constitutionality of DOMA
2011-12-15

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New data: Affordable Care Act helps 2.5 million additional young adults get health insurance
2011-12-15

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HUD addresses unique challenges for aging LGBT community
2011-12-09

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Ambassador to UN on President Obama's memorandum advancing rights of LGBT persons
2011-12-07

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Valerie Jarrett meets with Lady Gaga on equality for youth
2011-12-07

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Sec. Clinton delivers major LGBT speech
2011-12-06

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U.S. Education Dept. releases analysis of state bullying laws
2011-12-06

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Sec. Clinton's remarks on LGBT rights at the UN
2011-12-06

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Deportation case closed against lesbian couple
2011-12-06

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Senate bill includes watered-down chaplain amendment
2011-12-02

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NIJC calls on government to stop detaining HIV positive immigrants
2011-12-01

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Sec. Sebelius appoints Nancy Mahon, ED of MAC AIDS Fund, Chair of Presidential HIV/AIDS Advisory Council
2011-12-01

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Remarks by Sec. Clinton on World AIDS Day
2011-12-01

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President Obama speaks out on World AIDS Day
2011-12-01

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President Obama speaks out on World AIDS Day
2011-12-01

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Sec. Sebelius appoints Nancy Mahon, ED of MAC AIDS Fund, Chair of Presidential HIV/AIDS Advisory Council
2011-12-01

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Top Marine says service embracing gay ban repeal
2011-11-28

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Wishful Thinking for a Hillary Clinton Presidency Is Based On Faulty Premises
2011-11-23

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Gingrich gets boost in SC
2011-11-21

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White House convenes meeting on anti-trans violence
2011-11-18

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AIDS: Sec. Clinton speaks about 'Creating an AIDS-Free Generation'
2011-11-16

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AIDS conference opens with Sebelius and Crowley
2011-11-16

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Gay fed appeals nominee withdraws
2011-11-16

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HIV Community urges Obama, congress to create PEPFAR Program for US
2011-11-15

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Joint Commission issues LGBT report for hospitals
2011-11-08

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Sec. Clinton's upcoming speech to NIH previewed
2011-11-08

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Why It's Important to Remember Gay & AIDS Activist Bob Hattoy
2011-11-07

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Dr. Jill Biden remarks to PFLAG national convention
2011-11-04

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White House AIDS czar leaving post
2011-11-03

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Gay judicial nominee advances, DOMA repeal vote delayed
2011-11-03

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Obama issues gay-inclusive adoption proclamation
2011-11-01

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HHS new survey standards to prevent differences in care based on ethnicity, sex
2011-11-01

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Michelle Obama Hints at Federal Role in Gay Marriage During Chicago Fundraiser?
2011-10-29

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Lawsuit filed for married G/L military members challenges DOMA
2011-10-27

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Link to Janice Langbehn's White House honor, video
2011-10-27

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Lee Reinhart, Chicago veteran of Don't Ask, Don't Tell reenters military in wake of repeal
2011-10-24

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Obama's Power gays, raising big money for Obama
2011-10-24

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SLDN commends Shaheen, calls for Panetta to extend benefits
2011-10-23

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Remarks by President Obama at Citizens' Medals presentation, includes Langbehn
2011-10-23

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ACLU settlement: TSA will re-assess policies for job applicants with HIV
2011-10-23

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White House calls Sharon Stapel "Champion of Change"
2011-10-19

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Sebelius remarks to National Coalition for LGBT Health
2011-10-19

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SAMHSA: $1.3 mil to HIV testing, counseling, referral
2011-10-19

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HUD addresses LGBT housing discrimination
2011-10-14

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High-ranking Defense official to speak at OutServe Summit
2011-10-14

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Senate confirms lesbian to federal judgeship
2011-10-13

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Frank Kameny dies; was honored by Obama administration
2011-10-12

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Janice Langbehn among Obama's Citizens Medal honorees
2011-10-12

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Gautam Raghavan new associate director, White House Office of Public Engagement
2011-10-05

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Obama says he's 'still working' on view of gay marriage; says gay friends influence thinking
2011-10-03

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The full text of President Barack Obama's speech tonight at HRC National Dinner in D.C.
2011-10-01

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Chaplains can perform same-sex weddings: HRC applauds
2011-09-30

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Obama remarks at Oct. 1 HRC dinner to be webcast live
2011-09-30

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Labor Sec. Solis announces $2.2 million for employment opportunity for people with disabilities
2011-09-30

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$1.6 Million awarded to Center on Halsted for HIV prevention
2011-09-30

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Obama campaign manager at Downtown DADT-repeal event
2011-09-28

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Obama comments on bullying and DOMA in roundtable
2011-09-28

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Census Bureau Releases Estimates of Same-Sex Married Couples
2011-09-27

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Obama at HRC National 2011 Dinner
2011-09-26

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HHS awards $1.89 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications
2011-09-26

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What Gay Rights Activists Can Teach the Left About Winning
2011-09-26

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Top DoJ official talks LGBT progress at the Center
2011-09-21

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Obama issues DADT repeal statement
2011-09-20

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Social Security Administration no longer notifying employers about gender
2011-09-15

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DOD rebuffs House GOP attempt to delay DADT repeal
2011-09-15

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Obama Appointment: Sue Fulton makes history at the U.S. Military Academy
2011-09-14

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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' will end on Sept. 20
2011-09-14

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Medicare steps up enforcement of equal hospital visitation
2011-09-07

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Gay Staffers Take Key Roles In Obama Campaign
2011-09-01

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White House honors GLSEN with Champion of Change Award
2011-08-30

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White House to honor Trevor Project as Champion of Change
2011-08-24

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U.S. moves toward respecting same-sex bi-national couples, Lambda Legal comments
2011-08-24

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San Fran immigration judge grants government motion to close Benshimol case
2011-08-18

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Bullied Arizona youth speaks with Obama on White House gay youth advisor
2011-08-16

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Gay Staffers Take Key Roles In Obama Campaign
2011-08-06

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Debt ceiling agreement splits Dems, worries LGBT groups
2011-08-02

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Online petition urges president to sign executive order prohibiting discrimination in military
2011-07-26

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Labor stats document partner benefits
2011-07-26

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DADT to end in 60 days, Obama signs certification, photo included
2011-07-22

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Valerie Jarrett's White House blog on end of DADT
2011-07-22

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Groups, leaders respond to end of DADT
2011-07-22

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DADT: The End is Near, essay by Tracy Baim
2011-07-22

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Obama to nominate Michael Walter Fitzgerald, a gay man, to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
2011-07-20

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White House Supports Respect for Marriage Act
2011-07-19

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Obama's New Mega-Money, including the gays
2011-07-19

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Obama supporting end of DOMA: America supporting gay marriage
2011-07-19

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Carney Dodges On Obama's Position On 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
2011-07-18

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Obama's DOJ tries to stop court forcing DADT's quick demise
2011-07-14

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Debt Ceiling Negotiations Could Halt Progress Against HIV/AIDS
2011-07-13

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9th Circuit gives DOJ 10 days to step aside on DADT
2011-07-13

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BRIAN BOND joins DNC as director of constituency outreach
2011-07-08

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Pentagon suspends DADT in wake of court ruling
2011-07-08

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U.S. Trustee Withdraws Appeal of Gay Couple's Bankruptcy Court DOMA Victory
2011-07-08

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LGBT health issues, progress at federal level
2011-07-07

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Time for Obama to complete his 360° on gay marriage
2011-07-06

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Kevin Jennings, Education office seat, both gone
2011-07-06

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9th Circuit tells military to stop enforcing DADT
2011-07-06

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DOJ's admission of the ''regrettable role'' of the federal government in anti-gay discrimination is historic
2011-07-05

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Banker's son Rufus Gifford, a gay man, mines gold for Obama
2011-07-05

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President Obama announces more key administration posts, includes Brenda S. 'Sue' Fulton of OutServe gay military group
2011-07-05

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Obama's Department of Justice comes out swinging against DOMA
2011-07-03

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DOJ: Court Should Not Dismiss Karen Golinski's Health Benefits Claim, Should Instead Find DOMA Unconstitutional
2011-07-02

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DOJ: Court Should Not Dismiss Karen Golinski's Health Benefits Claim, Should Instead Find DOMA Unconstitutional
2011-07-01

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Health and Human Services to collect LGBT health data
2011-06-29

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Obama's remarks at LGBT Pride Reception 2011
2011-06-29

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Obama not making 'news on marriage equality' any time soon
2011-06-29

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Obama not making 'news on marriage equality' any time soon
2011-06-29

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USAID TO DESIGNATE COORDINATOR FOR LGBT ISSUES OVERSEAS
2011-06-28

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Michelle Obama denies supporting gay marriage
2011-06-28

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White House defends Obama's confusing stance on marriage
2011-06-27

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Obama disappoints at LGBT fundraiser
2011-06-24

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Obama says marriage is a state's rights issue during LGBT DNC fundraiser
2011-06-23

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White House confirms that Obama signed 1996 questionnaire from Outlines/Windy City Times
2011-06-20

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White House backtracks after spokesman denies 1996 survey on marriage
2011-06-18

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Obama, Clinton, Rice, respond to United Nations resolution
2011-06-18

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Obama spokesman denies 1996 marriage survey answers
2011-06-17

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Historic LGBT decision at the United Nations
2011-06-17

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Obama spokesman denies 1996 gay survey
2011-06-17

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Obama administration: Heartland Alliance gets grant to support LGBT refugees
2011-06-15

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Obama's Relationship With Gay Rights Advocates Thaws In Time For 2012
2011-06-14

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Gay Rights: In Important Move Obama Extends Medicaid To Same-Sex Couples
2011-06-10

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Obama to host 2011 Pride Reception in White House
2011-06-08

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Obama overlooks gay nominees in pick for commerce secretary
2011-06-03

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Education Department to host LGBT summit
2011-06-03

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White House launches LGBT section on website
2011-06-01

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Obama issues 2011 LGBT Pride Month proclamation
2011-05-31

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Feds Release Amazing Trans Personnel Policies
2011-05-27

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HRC endorses Obama for 2012 re-election
2011-05-26

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White House: Celebrating LGBT Pride & AAPI Heritage Mont
2011-05-25

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White House issues statement on Minn. marriage amendment
2011-05-24

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Michele Obama mentions gays in West Point address
2011-05-21

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Kevin Jennings leaves Obama administration
2011-05-19

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Obama's first LGBT 2012 fundraiser will be in Chicago
2011-05-18

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Gay donors fuel Obama 2012
2011-05-09

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Gay binational couple gets deportation reprieve
2011-05-06

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Obama: Our work is not finished on gay marriage
2011-04-21

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Kerry Eleveld speaks about LGBTs and Obama re-election bid
2011-04-06

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U.S. Dept. of Health issues health plan for LGBTs
2011-04-01

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Obama nominates lesbian for federal bench
2011-04-01

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Binational couples see hopes rise and fall
2011-04-01

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Binational couples see hopes rise and fall
2011-04-01

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Bereaved parents of gay soldier speak out
2011-03-31

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Employment Non-Discrimination Act reintroduced in U.S. House
2011-03-31

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DADT discharges down in 2010
2011-03-24

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New push for DOMA repeal
2011-03-23

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McRaith named to head federal office
2011-03-23

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Obama and Clinton join UN statement on anti-gay violence
2011-03-23

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Getting to ENDA, the road less traveled
2011-03-23

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Barack and Michelle Obama address bullying in schools
2011-03-10

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House Republicans to defend DOMA
2011-03-09

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ENDA, a recap of timeline on Employment Non-Discrimination Act
2011-03-09

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Gay man appointed White House social secretary
2011-02-25

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Obama's DOJ stepping back on 2 DOMA cases
2011-02-25

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Obama will no longer defense the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA
2011-02-23

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Obama Justice Dept. Letter on stopping marriage appeals
2011-02-23

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Obama spokesperson says 'no choice' but to back down on DOMA
2011-02-23

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The Sudden Rise of a Pro-Gay Foreign Policy in the United States
2011-02-10

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Defense Dept. issues DADT repeal plan, SU responds
2011-02-09

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SLDN to president: ban discrimination in the armed forces
2011-02-08

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3 high-profile gay appts. by Obama
2011-01-27

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Lesbian Roberta Achtenberg appointed by Obama to U.S. Civil Rts Comm.
2011-01-26

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Obama's State of the Union includes gays, report by Lisa Keen
2011-01-25

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Gay groups respond to Obama State of Union, by Rex Wockner
2011-01-25

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Obama's State of the Union Speech
2011-01-25

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White House asked about 1996 Outlines/Windy City Times survey
2011-01-24

White House press secretary Gibbs dodges question when asked about 1996 Outlines/Windy City Times survey where Obama is strongly for gay marriage.

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WIll Obama state marriage support in Tuesday's State of the Union?
2011-01-22

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Eleveld Op-Ed in Washington Post
2011-01-21

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On January 21st, the Washington Post published an op-ed from Equality Matters editor Kerry Eleveld:

Next up for Obama: Marriage equality for gay Americans

Less than a month after President Obama repealed "don't ask, don't tell," his Justice Department filed its latest brief defending the so-calledDefense of Marriage Act - the law that makes gay Americans second-class citizens by outlawing federal recognition of their legal marriages.





LGBT hospital visit regulations now in place
2011-01-20

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HUD issues equal access rules
2011-01-20

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GAO report on high $ cost of DADT
2011-01-20

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Dozens of mayors, Freedom to Marry unite for marriage equality
2011-01-20

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HRC to Obama: Support marriage equality now
2011-01-19

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The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) called on President Barack Obama Jan. 13 to abandon his opposition to same-sex marriage.

Obama has said he supports civil unions for gays but thinks marriage is for straight couples. But he also has said his thinking on the issue is "evolving" and "it's pretty clear where the trendlines are going."





Obama makes Chicago fundraising visit
2011-01-18

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King Day proclamation signed by the President
2011-01-18

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Marriage equality: A busy 2012
2011-01-18

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Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics
2011-01-16

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Vice Pres Biden says gay marriage inevitable
2010-12-24

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Obama interview on DADT Signing
2010-12-22

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President Obama tells The Advocate the Pentagon is "prepared to implement" repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," and it will take months not years. He also says he's "wrestling" with the issue of marriage equality. By Kerry Eleveld





Obama signs measure to allow for DADT repeal
2010-12-22

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Following a dramatic and eloquent speech, on Dec. 22 President Obama signed the legislation that will launch the repeal of a 17-year-old law that prohibits openly gay people from serving in the military.





Obama's comments on signing DADT repeal law
2010-12-22

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden comment on the historic day when Obama signed the law allowing for repeal of the DADT ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

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White House staff do It Gets Better video
2010-12-21

In recent weeks, President Obama, Vice President Biden and Administration officials recorded their own video messages to give support to young people who are being bullied because of their sexual orientation. Visit WhiteHouse.gov/itgetsbetter.

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Obama DADT repeal signing set
2010-12-21

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, President Obama will sign the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law in a ceremony at the Department of the Interior, Sidney R. Yates Auditorium, 1849 C St, NW, at 9:15 a.m. EST

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UN votes against gay executions
2010-12-21

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Senate votes to move forward on DADT vote
2010-12-18

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Obama responds to Senate DADT vote
2010-12-18

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DADT is History, Senate votes it down
2010-12-18

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The U.S. Senate approved a bill Saturday, December 18, to repeal the 17-year-old law banning openly gay people from serving in the military. The roll call vote on the measure, which came to the Senate Wednesday from the House, was 65 to 31. It had passed the House 250 to 175. Because both bills are identical, it now moves to the president's desk for his signature. The White House issued a statement, calling the vote "an historic step toward ending a policy that undermines our national security."





Obama responds to Senate DADT vote
2010-12-18

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Groups, leaders, military respond to DADT vote
2010-12-18

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Rahm Emanuel Interview
2010-12-15

Rahm Emanuel, Obama's former chief of staff, addresses the speed of this presidential administration on gay issues.

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DADT repeal passes U.S. House
2010-12-15

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Vice Pres Biden says gay marriage inevitable
2010-12-14

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DADT stand-alone bill introduced in U.S. House
2010-12-10

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DADT stand-alone bill introduced in U.S. House
2010-12-10

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U.S. Senate rejects DADT repeal
2010-12-09

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The Senate has rejected an attempt to bring the defense authorization bill to the floor, effectively killing the prospects for repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ( DADT ) this year, and likely for years to come. The vote was 57 to 40.





Obama responds to DADT vote
2010-12-09

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Obama: I am extremely disappointed that yet another filibuster has prevented the Senate from moving forward with the National Defense Authorization Act. Despite having the bipartisan support of a clear majority of Senators, a minority of Senators are standing in the way of the funding upon which our troops, veterans and military families depend. This annual bill has been enacted each of the past 48 years, and our armed forces deserve nothing less this year.



Gay groups respond to DADT vote loss
2010-12-09

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National Center for Lesbian Rights director Kate Kendell statement: It's shameful and appalling that a small clique of U.S. Senators was able to block efforts to end government sanctioned discrimination even as an overwhelming majority of Americans -- including the very service members who would serve side-by-side with lesbian and gay soldiers -- support ending this embarrassing and counter-productive chapter in our history.



DoD report: Military can handle repeal of DADT
2010-11-30

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Obama responds to DADT survey report
2010-11-30

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DADT-repeal report has recommendations, and fuzzy math
2010-11-30

Lisa Keen's report on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell survey by the U.S. Dept. of Defense, Click Here to Read More



Secretary Gates calls for repeal of DADT now
2010-11-07

Secretary of Defense Gates calls on the Senate to vote for repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the lame-duck session.

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GOP seizes House, Dems keep Senate
2010-11-03

Two days after Halloween, the general elections held a lot of tricks for the Democratic Party and many treats for the Republican Party.

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Some surprises in LGBT elections
2010-11-03

The results for some high-profile openly gay candidates is often mixed, and they were Nov. 2—with nine of 18 openly LGBT candidates winning. But there was one big surprise and one shining star and, overall, the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund reported that 106 of the 164 openly gay candidates won their races.

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Lambda responds to Iowa judge loss
2010-11-03

Three well-respected Iowa Supreme Court Justices lost retention elections Nov. 2 following a vicious campaign by antigay groups who targeted them because of the Court's 2009 unanimous marriage equality decision in Lambda Legal's lawsuit.

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Obama's evolving attitude on same-sex marriage
2010-11-01

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Court: DADT can stay in place during govt. appeal
2010-11-01

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network released a statement on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issuing a stay pending appeal of the judgment in the Log Cabin Republicans v. United States case, which found DADT unconstitutional. Last month, U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips ordered an injunction that suspended and discontinued all investigations and discharges under the law.

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Obama: LGBT disappointment not justified
2010-10-28

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by Lisa Keen

President Obama said Oct. 27 that he does not think the "disillusionment" that some in the LGBT community have for his administration thus far is "justified." He also refused to say whether he believes "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ( DADT ) is unconstitutional. And he said he has a strategy for getting the military ban on gays repealed in the lame-duck session.





Groups push for DADT injunction
2010-10-25

Lambda Legal filed a friend-of-the-court brief Oct. 25, 2010 urging the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to leave in place pending appeal the injunction a federal district court judge issued against enforcement of the U.S. military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" ( DADT ) ban on gays serving openly in the armed forces, saying that the policy's impact extends far beyond those in uniform and that continuing it would do irreparable harm to lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans.

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SIGNINGS:

Book Signing!
2010-10-27   Author, Tracy Baim will read from and sign copies of Obama and the Gays: A Political Marriage, at the following locations:

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

Cindy Pritzker Auditorium, Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State Street Chicago, IL






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